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Wärtsilä and yacht designer Stefano Pastrovich are to collaborate on the design of a ‘boutique’ cruise ship which will feature hybrid propulsion and solar panels.

The concept is built around a 60-metre long catamaran with accommodation for up to 36 passengers and the vessel will be able to access harbours that would otherwise be closed to large motor yachts.

Wärtsilä has already worked with Pastrovich on other projects, including the 99-metre X-Vintage in 2011 and the 101-metre X-Expedition in 2017.

'Efficiency and environmental performance are key pillars of Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine approach, which emphasises the need to collaborate with world-class partners. This project encompasses all these ambitions, and we look forward to co-developing with Stefano Pastrovich a totally integrated solution that combines energy efficiency, sustainability and onboard comfort,’ commented Giammario Meloni, Senior Sales Manager, Wärtsilä Italia.

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